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Discussion in 'Welcome' started by jabaspurs, Feb 23, 2009.

  1. jabaspurs

    jabaspurs Guest

    Hi everyone,

    I'm sure this has been posted before or something similar. But i'm torn between going to Brisbane or Adelaide.

    Please could anyone give me any pros and cons about Brisbane, please include everything from family activities to bugs , weather and just everything.

    All info would be helpful

  2. Don QuayPoly

    Don QuayPoly New Member

    Hi there, On my visits to Adelaide, I found it to be a very dry heat, much like Spain or even the UK (in a heat wave) . Here in Brissy its humid. It feels more tropical, the trees and foliage in general are green and lush. While in Adelaide I noticed the grass and trees looked parch. I actually liked Adelaide. I like Brissy too. .... Heck I love all of this country. If I had to choose where to live , it would depend on where the work was. But I have to say I do love Brissy , only because I know the place more than Adelaide and the sea temperature in summer is heavenly :biggrin:
  3. PommyPaul

    PommyPaul New Member

    Can only comment on Adelaide as that is where we are now, it is a lovely place to live, but I feel for us it has not got enough going on. Being from south London and growing up in and around London and working there whilst also seeing a lot of the country, and countryside, I am used to a little more buzz. It is hard and I don't think you will know until you have lived somewhere whether it is for you or not.
  4. Cymru

    Cymru New Member


    Only pro I can think of is that it doesnt get as cold as Adelaide in winter. Thats about it. On the other hand the summer in brisbane is disgusting, even thouh adelaide temps get higher the heat is much more bearable.

    We have lived in both states and moved to Brisbane for work but Adelaide wins hands down for us.


    Easy to get around
    never that far from some fantastic family friendly beaches, whereas in brisbane the beach is a whole day trip and then far too dangerous for the kids to go swimming in.
    Adelaide is slower and a bit old fashioned but thats what we loved about it.

    I was just thinking last week, while sitting on an overcrowded train coming home from work in brisbane city, might as well be living in any city in the uk, it really didnt feel like i was living the dream in australia. whereas in adelaide i could drive into the city in the morning park all day for $8.50 go home, have tea and go the beach for a couple of hours as it doesnt get dark til about 9ish. Brisbane is pitch black by 7 pm.

    found it much easier to meet and make some genuine friends in adelaide. been in brisbane for nearly a year and those we have met live so far away that you cant just meet for a quick coffee so you tend not to bother.

    you might have just caught me on a really fed up day today but thats how i feel about it all.

  5. PommyPaul

    PommyPaul New Member

    The temperatures get really hot here, was 46oc a few weeks ago in the city, and was as I recall a heatwave of 7 days over 40oc, I think? Apparently we are getting some more of that at the end of the week. Overnight lows were down to 25 -34 oc. I am self employed and worked right throught the lot on building sites - not fun!!!

    More likely to get bush fires here as well due to the dry heat.

    It is impossible to keep your garden green, and everything turns to dust in the summer.

    It is the Asthma capital of Oz, yet is only the 5th biggest city out of 8, due to the dryness. I know people who are 45 years old and never suffered anything in their lives in the Uk, and withing 2 years of being here they had asthma, yet they live near the sea - go figure???

    Have the most annoying flies on the planet.

    Have beautiful beaches with calm cold water, and the occasional group of dolphins and the odd shark.

    Very difficult decission hey????
  6. PommyPaul

    PommyPaul New Member

    Oh forgot

    It is easy to get around. Only bad road is the one way southern expressway which can be really annoying if you get the times wrong or want to be going north when it is going south!!!!

    It is easy to meet friends here and they do seem to be good people so far

    Hope it helps, let me know if you need anymore info
  7. Mark and Jo

    Mark and Jo The MadHatters

    is there anything particular that you are looking to find out????
  8. Cerberus1

    Cerberus1 Administrator Staff Member

    My personal BIG draw back to moving to Birsbane would be the humidity. Dry heat ois Ok but the humidity will sap your strength hence moving to Perth instead... Never say never mind you.

  9. cal

    cal Super Moderator

    You nancy Tim , have you never heard of air-con, lol
    Cal x
  10. Cerberus1

    Cerberus1 Administrator Staff Member

    Err yes! :err: Air Cons def for wimps.
  11. cal

    cal Super Moderator

    Wimp or not i admit you need air-con in the car !!lol, In the house i prefer to manage with ceiling fans,and have only had the air con 2 or 3 times in all the time ive been here. So ner, ner na ner ner,lol
    Cal x
  12. Cymru

    Cymru New Member

    for pommypaul I will reiterate that I have lived in both States, 3 years in adelaide and been in brisbane for nearly 1 year now. I do know what I am talking about.

    yes the temps do get higher in adelaide and we were there for last year's heat wave, which was over 40 degrees for about 3 weeks but then its over with - here the temps might not be so high but it feels a lot hotter as the humidity lasts for months, i think i started to feel it in october but the last 2 months have been killers.

    and yes, when you have driven around brisbane you will realise how easy adelaide was to get around. the southern expressway might be frustrating but at least you can still get to wherever you want to go in a reasonable time, instead of taking half the day.

    I can see you live by a beautiful beach in adelaide and i am sure you would feel frustrated if you had to go on 3 motorways and through 2 toll gates and 1 hr 15 mins later you are at a decent beach - now thats what i call frustrating.

    Adelaide is not exclusive to having flies we do get our fair share of flies in brisbane also plus a lot more strange looking bugs that are much larger than anything i have ever seen, also lots of cane toads - only see them at night though.

    Dont get me wrong, there are some lovely parts of brisbane but as i said the only pro i can see at the moment is the winter months are warmer and at the time we moved more job opportunities.

    if the original poster wants to ask anything specific please let me know

  13. PommyPaul

    PommyPaul New Member

    I never undermined you and said you did not know what you were talking about

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